People have been searching for the perfect formula to guarantee their business success for ages.
This is because there is such a high amount of people that fail in the grand scheme up things.
Yet there is one principle that the most successful business people have consistently applied – and because of it they continue to have success year after year.
…It is the principle of cause and effect.
The principle of cause and effect just means that in this world there are consistent causes or patterns that create desired effects.
For successful business people, these successful habits generate consistent success in revenue, profit and growth.
And the idea is that if you were to imitate these successful patterns or people- then you will get the same results.
How do we go about getting the results that successful business people get?
Here are 3 things that will help you put the principle of cause and effect in your life – and get the results that you want for your business.
1. Identify the causes that give you the desired effect that you want.
As simple as this sounds – very few people do it.
The idea is that no matter what industry you are in – someone has already built a very successful business before you started.
You need to find these individuals – research everything that they did to build their successful business – then do exactly what they did.
Read books, do online research, call them on the phone – even meet with them in person.
You need to find out everything that they did well, so that you can do it – as well as everything that they did wrong, so that you can avoid it.
2. Make the causes a habit.
Next, you need to take all of these causes and start putting them to practice exactly as these successful people did.
There is little room for variation here. If you want the same result – you have to do it exactly as they did.
Then, once you start seeing results, you need to make it a habit – so that you can consistently get the same result.
3. Get the support you need to succeed.
Now, putting to practice these habits will be difficult to say the least. This is because it will be a substantially different lifestyle than what you have been living until now (if it wasn’t different, then you would be as successful as you want).
This means that getting support will be essential. Someone or some group needs to hold you accountable to doing the successful habits that will bring you results.
This support can come from a coach, mastermind group, or even a business partner.
And the kind of group or people you need to surround yourself are the kind that will tell you the truth – no matter how much is hurts . This probably disqualifies your spouse or partner – because if they were what you needed you would probably be at a different place in your business.
As simple as these 3 steps seem, they have consistently produced success for business owners. Ask any of them and they will tell you that they all followed the principle of cause and effect.
In other words, they identified someone who was as successful as they wanted to be, imitated what they did, and got the help they needed to keep doing key actions for the long haul.
If you do the same, there is no reason you should not be at a higher level of success by this time next year.
Will Pena, MBA is the founder of a small business consulting company, Sapient Business Solutions Inc – specializing in helping small businesses to get more customers, close more sales and make more money in as little as 30 days.